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Weasel of the Week | Tech. Sgt. Robert Hunter

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  • By Airman 1st Class Isaac Nicholson
  • 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Where are you from?
Richmond Hill, Georgia.

Why did you decide to join the Air Force?
It’s something that I had wanted to do since my senior year of high school.

How long have you been at Shaw?
This is actually my second tour at Shaw. I was here for the first time from May, 2011 to August, 2014 and I returned for my second tour in August, 2018.

What is your favorite part of South Carolina?
The fact that being in this state allows me to be close to my family.

What is your favorite part of your hometown?
I love its small town feel and how many of my friends are still there.

How would you describe a normal day for you?
Surprisingly busy. I spend a lot of time accepting new taskers from my leadership to lighten their load. I attend teleconferences while also training and helping with the small nuances of the job for the team of over sixteen people that I lead.

What is one thing you wish people knew about your job?
I wish people knew how many aspects go into my job. There are a lot of rules & regulations from base level up to and including federal level that I have to maneuver to establish a contract.

What is one word that describes how you lead?
I try to lead with care.

What is your favorite sport? Team?
Soccer is my favorite sport to play. However, I’m not really into watching sports.

What is your least favorite part of your job? How do you make sure it gets done?
My least favorite aspect is the paperwork, but I set aside time to make sure it gets done because without it, I could not establish a contract or take care of my Airmen when it comes time for recognition.

What is your favorite part of the job?
I enjoy interacting with my customers and contractors, as well as seeing how a project develops and affects the base and mission, both at home station and deployed. It is personally satisfying to see how a $10,000 item enables planes to fly, helps troops to eat & sleep comfortably, or allows a building to be constructed or remodeled.

What would you like to say to the people back home?
My family and friends helped make me what I am. Without those people and experiences, I probably would not be where I am today.